Art auction proceeds will help brighten up hospitals

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT), charity organisation, is holding an art auction of 120 artworks from contemporary artists with all the proceeds being donated to Art Trust projects.

The event is open to all and attendees will have the opportunity to buy works by well-known Scottish artists including Frances Walker, Joe Fan, David Henderson and Michael Waight, all of whom are strong supporters of the Trust and believe in “making art work in healthcare” and in the benefits that it can bring.

This auction is a representation of the symbiotic relationship which exists between GHAT and many Scottish artists. For more than quarter of a century GHAT has supported and celebrated the work of many artists who, in turn, have provided artwork to enhance the healthcare spaces of NHS Grampian.

The auction will be held in the MacRobert Hall, Robert Gordon’s College on Schoolhill on March 20. Viewing starts at 5pm and the auction will begin at 6.30pm.

All the works can be seen in advance by following the link on the GHAT website, www.ghat-art.org.uk.

Executive Director of Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, Sally Thomson said: “This auction will raise awareness of the work that GHAT undertakes to make NHS spaces more welcoming and less stressful for patients and staff.”

The auction is a charity event designed to raise money for the development of GHAT projects in healthcare spaces across NHS Grampian. The funds raised contribute to the placement of artworks which benefit patients, staff and visitors in healthcare spaces across the NHS Grampian area from Elgin to Stonehaven. The funds raised will also assist the patient-centred arts sessions at Woodend Hospital, and the funding campaign for a new arts hub/gallery on the ARI site.

GHAT is a registered charity (SC016910) whose primary purpose is to make NHS Grampian healthcare spaces more hospitable for patients, staff and visitors alike.